This a bad creosote pipe?

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cableman

Minister of Fire
Sep 26, 2013
708
long island
I think im on 6 weeks since i checked my setup and cleaned it. Pulled the DW pipe out and it looked like this.
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Seems like i get more shiny stuff build up right where the chimney adaptor connects to the class A. The chimney has a very small amount of dark brown/black dust and better looking then above so I didn't take a pic of it.
This is the chimney connector
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mark cline

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2012
555
Cattaraugus, NY
What is your moisture content of your wood? Did you cut your wood or buy it? I see you have splitter and chainsaw. How long have you seasoned your wood? It doesn't look too bad , clean it and burn smaller hotter fires and check it in 6 weeks to compare.
 

Charles1981

Minister of Fire
Feb 19, 2013
762
Michigan
It is pretty clear there is a big change in flue temperature from the pipe to the class A. The flaky brown stuff looks ok, the black shiny stuff not so much.

Here is a photo of my single wall liner (all grey flaky) until it reaches the chimney cap which was completely black and coated.
 

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cableman

Minister of Fire
Sep 26, 2013
708
long island
I only have oak from hurricain sandy left! I split kinda small like 2x3 and stack in single rows so its moisture is down to 20% some read more some read lower. My cap has the flakey black stuff too. Im sure i did have a few low burners while we were out which prolly dont do it any good! Ill just keep cleaning it and hopefully i can find the room to season the oak im picking up for more then a year ==c
 

JA600L

Minister of Fire
Nov 30, 2013
1,270
Lancaster Pennsylvania
Get a container of Rutland creasote remover. I put a scoop of that in with every overnight burn. It turns everything flaky and it falls. Just make sure it doesn't block the elbows.
 

KindredSpiritzz

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
738
appleton, wi
I have probably twice what you have after only 4 weeks, so i clean every 4 weeks. Mines all the dry powdery stuff throughout. Your black shiny stuff would concern me a little more. Clean every 6 weeks i'd think you'd be fine.
 

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Charles1981

Minister of Fire
Feb 19, 2013
762
Michigan
Wow. What kind of chimney do you have? interior/exterior/insulated ect? And do you know the moisture content of your wood? That is quite a bit of creosote! And what stove?
 

KindredSpiritzz

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
738
appleton, wi
vogelzang wood furnace, 25 ft interior uninsulated liner inside a chimney. Woods MC is about16 to 20.
Shes a dirty wood whore.
 

BrotherBart

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Wow. What kind of chimney do you have? interior/exterior/insulated ect? And do you know the moisture content of your wood? That is quite a bit of creosote! And what stove?
Yours or his either one would be making me crazy. :oops:
 

cableman

Minister of Fire
Sep 26, 2013
708
long island
Last month i just cleaned the black pipe so its been 2 months since i cleaned the class A! Nothing much in the black pipe this time, and heres the class A after 2 months on one year oak most @ 20%
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Mike M

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May 3, 2012
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I think im on 6 weeks since i checked my setup and cleaned it. Pulled the DW pipe out and it looked like this.
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Seems like i get more shiny stuff build up right where the chimney adaptor connects to the class A. The chimney has a very small amount of dark brown/black dust and better looking then above so I didn't take a pic of it.
This is the chimney connector
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Hello,
I am curious about the Rutland comment. I have a progress hybrid. I have an external chimney, uninsulated. I think I am burning pretty good. My wood is at least two years old and top covered.I do have the Rutland chimney cleaner. I ought it last year when my wood was not as dry as this year. What I read was use it for an overnight burn. Will this hurt my cat? I don't want to cause any issues by using this as I have had enough without using it. I appreciate any input.
Thanks
 

blazincajun

Burning Hunk
Jan 10, 2014
177
Augusta, GA
Checked mine today - light gray flecks 40% metal showing.
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